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TheSauce
03-09-2008, 02:58 AM
So, since I'm sure most of us don't support ourselves on our writing(I only know one person lucky enough to be able to do that), I figure we've all got jobs. What do you guys(and gals) do for a living? I manage a retail store, although manage might be overstating just a little bit; my boss micromanages the business right now, since it's his only store. Still, it pays the bills, even if retail has made me a cynic.

maxmordon
03-09-2008, 03:01 AM
I am finishing high school and I except to go to college and study either Modern Languages or Literature

Appalachian Writer
03-09-2008, 03:11 AM
I teach as an adjunct instructor in the local university's English department. I worry a lot. I constantly check the AW boards, and I play Mah Jong and Talisman via the satelite TV.

William Haskins
03-09-2008, 03:28 AM
i write and produce films and video games.

sheadakota
03-09-2008, 03:39 AM
I'm a nurse and I train horses when nobody is looking

MacAllister
03-09-2008, 03:39 AM
I'm a burglar. But under an assumed name.

William Haskins
03-09-2008, 03:43 AM
i steal the fake identities of burglars and use them to charge up a bunch of imaginary electronics gear.

EriRae
03-09-2008, 04:24 AM
I work 3rd shift as an insurance agent, supporting policies, because it's important that you add or delete a vehicle from your insurance at 3AM.

WendyNYC
03-09-2008, 04:27 AM
I sit on the board of a non-profit and do lots of unpaid work for them. I am also the schlepper of two young daughters. One day I would like to earn some money again. Hey! Maybe I'll write a book!

How2writer
03-09-2008, 04:45 AM
I'm self-employed and have 3 other businesses besides writing articles and how-to books: an online speaker directory which I'd like to sell, a freelance home economist/concierge service (you can win my services), and a crisis advocacy in which I counsel clients and write clever letters for them that get results after someone (usually a corporate entity) has mistreated or bullied them. I'm usually the one called in after lawyers are fired.

I closed down my public relations practice at the end of Dec. after 30 years.

Devil Ledbetter
03-09-2008, 05:11 AM
I work in the marketing department of the small manufacturer of an internationally renowned line of products. I'd tell you what they are, but then I'd have to kill you.

sandyn
03-09-2008, 05:17 AM
My goodness. My job is much more mundane. My hubby and I manage a mini-storage in Las Vegas.

Siddow
03-09-2008, 05:22 AM
I breed squirrels and release them in the suburbs.

Silver King
03-09-2008, 05:51 AM
I tease people who post in Office Party and generally give them a hard time. The money's not so good, but the rewards are endless.

joyce
03-09-2008, 06:22 AM
I own a slowly dying landscaping company and work part-time as a cashier in a grocery store. Exciting I know.:)

SpookyWriter
03-09-2008, 06:26 AM
I'm a

maxmordon
03-09-2008, 06:35 AM
I'm a

Do they pay well?

Cath
03-09-2008, 06:41 AM
I'm a project manager for a company that distributes digital media (audio books, eBooks, music, and video) to libraries, retailers, and various other organizations. And I get a real kick when something from an AW'er comes through! :)

I also like to live vicariously through others.

Siddow
03-09-2008, 06:42 AM
I'm a Tom Jones impersonator who performs in the subway.

:roll:

SpookyWriter
03-09-2008, 06:58 AM
Do they pay well?Who they?

maxmordon
03-09-2008, 07:02 AM
Who they?

The

SpookyWriter
03-09-2008, 07:03 AM
The:roll:Becareful of the the. They are

Cassiopeia
03-09-2008, 07:09 AM
So, since I'm sure most of us don't support ourselves on our writing(I only know one person lucky enough to be able to do that), I figure we've all got jobs. What do you guys(and gals) do for a living? I manage a retail store, although manage might be overstating just a little bit; my boss micromanages the business right now, since it's his only store. Still, it pays the bills, even if retail has made me a cynic.Oh dear, this presupposes I actually do write. eeeeeeeps ;)

Susie
03-09-2008, 07:22 AM
Eat chocolate
play the guitar
Talk to you guys
Talk to Mr. Susie

(Not necessarily in that order). Seriously.
:)

~grace~
03-09-2008, 07:33 AM
I run up huge debts attending an elite liberal arts school. I'll be joining the real world very very soon, though, so I may update.

kimmeunier
03-09-2008, 07:39 AM
I originate mortgages in the comfort of my own home. I also have a small unsuccessful candle business in my home and I attend classes online. I cook for five people who don't appreciate "goolash" night and spend the rest of my time steam cleaning the pee stains off the carpet from my undisciplined Bichon.

SpookyWriter
03-09-2008, 07:40 AM
I run up huge debts attending an elite liberal arts school. I'll be joining the real world very very soon, though, so I may update.Congrats. On the

SpookyWriter
03-09-2008, 07:42 AM
I originate mortgages in the comfort of my own home. I also have a small unsuccessful candle business in my home and I attend classes online. I cook for five people who don't appreciate "goolash" night and spend the rest of my time steam cleaning the pee stains off the carpet from my undisciplined Bison.OMG! You have a bison for a pet. I always wanted one of those but the tribe wasn't selling.

http://www.gpnc.org/images/jpegs/animals/bison.jpg

kimmeunier
03-09-2008, 07:44 AM
I originate mortgages in the comfort of my own home. I also have a small unsuccessful candle business in my home and I attend classes online. I cook for five people who don't appreciate "goolash" night and spend the rest of my time steam cleaning the pee stains off the carpet from my undisciplined Bichon.
Hahaha Bichon Frise, the small white little dog from Shrek! My house isn't big enough for a Bison. :roll:

Matera the Mad
03-09-2008, 07:57 AM
I talk to crazy people, make websites and logos and stuff, and raise computers from the dead.

kellytijer
03-09-2008, 08:02 AM
I take care of my kids. My three year old is clinically insane.

Juniper1
03-09-2008, 08:14 AM
My life of luxury is subsidized by my husband and his many fish friends and by a small but steady trickle of pregnant women looking for someone to be kind to them while they are in labor.

StephanieFox
03-09-2008, 08:22 AM
but I make more money writing.

donroc
03-09-2008, 08:35 AM
Taught, and now only write.

DragonHeart
03-09-2008, 08:40 AM
I work full time as a cashier (my official title is sales associate) at a retail pharmacy. Sort of. I call myself cashier but it's not my main job. I'm the one running around making the store look pretty and keeping things moving smoothly on the sales floor. Alas, it's not an official position, but it should be.

~DragonHeart~

bluntforcetrauma
03-09-2008, 08:46 AM
Mrs. Bluntforcetrauma has made me a kept man.

Terran
03-09-2008, 09:10 AM
I am a Field Artillery Cannoneer. Very very big gun.

JLCwrites
03-09-2008, 09:13 AM
I take care of my kids. My three year old is clinically insane.
Yours too?

I am a Teacher turned Domestic Engineer.
Good to know all those years and $$$ spent in college have come in handy! :)

kimmeunier
03-09-2008, 09:16 AM
Yours too?

I am a Teacher turned Domestic Engineer.
Good to know all those years and $$$ spent in college have come in handy! :)

It gets much, much worse as they get older as I have no idea who my sons are anymore!

MoonWriter
03-09-2008, 09:26 AM
Taught, and now only write.

Don - what did you tink about? Puddy cats?

MoonWriter
03-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Besides writing? The ususal: eat, shower, sleep, clean up after 2 dogs and 4 cats (and on the weekends when my daughter comes home from college, my grandpup), run my landscape architecture company, invest poorly, and learn and laugh at AW.

Cranky
03-09-2008, 10:24 AM
I stay at home with my four boys, which means:

I do boatloads of laundry every day
I clean bathrooms wayyyyy more than normal people should ever have to
Ditto for the carpets

Lots of cleaning going on. I am also Schlepper in Chief, Master Cookie maker, and Hot Mamma for the DH.

*shrug*

It pays off when my two year old says casually, "Thanks, Boss," when I hand him yet another sippy cup.

That's one smart boyo right there. Takes after me, naturally.

Bwhahahahahaha!

Cassiopeia
03-09-2008, 10:38 AM
It pays off when my two year old says casually, "Thanks, Boss," when I hand him yet another sippy cup.

oh now there's a kid who shows promise. :D

Cranky
03-09-2008, 10:53 AM
oh now there's a kid who shows promise. :D


Yeah, he's a keeper. *big cheesy grin*

Cassiopeia
03-09-2008, 11:00 AM
I've got one just like him...but he's 16 now. Absolutely adorable kid. He keeps me in stitches.

MoonWriter
03-09-2008, 11:08 AM
I've got one just like him...but he's 16 now. Absolutely adorable kid. He keeps me in stitches.

16 and still drinking out of a sippy cup? That is adorable! My 14 year old boy is only adorable when he's asleep.
tim

Cassiopeia
03-09-2008, 11:19 AM
16 and still drinking out of a sippy cup? That is adorable! My 14 year old boy is only adorable when he's asleep.
timLOL...not a sippy cup but he does like his water bottle :D Oh he'd so kill me for saying he's adorable but he IS.

He sent me a text message the other day, asking if when he got home if I'd make him MommySandwiches.

:)

JJ Cooper
03-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Spy. Shhhhhh.

JJ

Cassiopeia
03-09-2008, 11:37 AM
*wonders who JJ is talking to* ;)

Smiling Ted
03-09-2008, 02:58 PM
I'm a Junior Pension Benefits Analyst for the Human Resources Department of a small Financial Services Intermediary Corporation.
I work on tips, though, so times are kind of lean right now.